Selecting The Right Surval Knife For You

Having a good quality knife is an important element for every camper. Whether it is a knife for splitting kindling and gutting a kill for dinner or something significantly larger such as a machete for cutting through vines on jungle trips, ensuring you purchase the right knife can be key to the success of a journey. With lots of brands available and even more choices, there can often be a lot of confusion as to what one should be purchasing. However with a little research and some basic information, you will be able to find the perfect knife for you. This article is designed to point out the features of a number of different types of knife so that you can pick a best fit.
There is a wide range of choice available when it comes to purchasing a knife, here are some popular options.
Fixed Blade Knives

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Fixed blade knives are exactly that, a knife with a permanent blade that provide strength when cutting through items such as thick rope or wood into kindling. Because of this they are generally though of reliable and able to complete the toughest of tasks. However because of their fixed blade nature, it means that the blade is permanently visible, therefore covering it with a sheath is a safety requirement.
Folding Knives
Folding knives offer the benefit that they can be folded away with ease and therefore stored in your pocket or pack without any worry about them cutting you or your rucksack. The locking feature on most good quality knives means you don’t need to worry about the blade flicking back when in use, however caution should always be taken when using (as with all knives).
Machetes
The Machete is a commonly used knife for cutting through undergrowth in tropical country’s and is often the only way to get through overgrown trails. In the UK it is a popular agricultural tool again for cutting through areas of farmland that may need trimming back. It is also a great option to help cut back overgrown gardens.
Blade Size
Once you have a chosen a blade type, blade size is going to be important. However with a bit of common sense and a rough idea of what your blade is going to be for, you can make an informed decision.


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